Haisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services wants you to know that it could be deadly to drive while intoxicated or while text messaging. This is serious business in this day and age of technology which provides constant contact. The increase in texting messages has gone from 57 billion in 2005 to 1.8 trillion in 2010. Surveys have indicated that texting while driving is popular among the 18-24 year old age group. Because sending a text message combines visual, cognitive and manual aspects, it is one of the biggest distractions for a driver of an automobile. When driving a vehicle, one needs to be focused on the operation of it and be vigilant about keeping the roads safe. Please be responsable and hold off on sending and receiving your text messages while driving. Haisley Funeral Home and Cremation Service is passionate about educating and bringing awareness of this driving safety problem to our community.
Texting While Driving Facts
- In 2009, over 5,000 car crashes involved distractions, a fifth of which cell phones and text messaging were involved.
- Over 50 percent of teens have admitted to texting behind the wheel of a car.
- More than one in five drivers have admitted to texting and driving.